Thursday, June 30, 2011

Small Treasures

My Daughter's Earings

My Bracelet
Harvey's Donuts Sundae

If you are like me and have a San Francisco Little Leaguer you may have spent more time then you would've liked on Treasure Island this spring.  For some of us, the games still go on!  Although I am proud to be a mom of an SF Little League All Star, my daughter has had just about enough of sitting in the stands and rooting her brother on.   So, imagine our delight to find the Treasure Island Flea market happening right on San Francisco Little League's home turf
. And what a treasure we found this past weekend. The Treasure Island Flea, had it's grand opening on Memorial Day weekend.  The open-air market hosts hundreds of local Bay area  exhibitors.  In addition to antiques and collectibles, we saw fun independent designer merchandise, handmade one-of-a-kind items, repurposed and up-cycled goods, shabby chic and French garden pieces, art, specialty food purveyors and more.  The open-air market is held on Treasure Island, Ave of the Palms, on the last weekend of every month from 9am to 4pm.  

Co Founders Angie and Charles Ansanelli started the flea market as " ...a haven of cool and unusual finds. It will be a place where shoppers connect directly with the designer, maker or collector of the products.  Each market experience will be different; it will have a changing selection of both merchandise and food.  Customers attending  the Treasure Island Flea will not only walk away with great treasures, but also with memories of their finds to share for years to come...."  

And we did!!!  My favorite part was the great bracelet (pictured above)  that I bought for $4.00!  Two questions; why didn't I buy more and why didn't I get the designers card?!  I'm not sure what my daughter's favorite part was. I think it was a toss up between the the donut sundae she got at, and the cupcake earrings she bought with her allowance (Yes! That's right again....$4.00).  

Now we have another reason to go to Treasure Island, and you should too!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jersey Girl and Proud! Whats Your Personal Style?

Me 1987

Me 1990
Me Today
This week the “Big Man” passed at the young age of 69. If you don’t know whom I’m referring to, then you are definitely not from Jersey. I know now, when people think of Jersey, images of Tony Soprano and more recently Snooki and “The Situation” come to mind. But, before them there was only “The Boss” and “The Big Man”. The passing of Clarence Clemons has made me think of my 24 years on the Jersey Shore, and how that defined me and made me the woman that I am today.

In reading about the life and times of Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, I happened upon this definition of a Jersey Girl in Wikipedia . . .

…She's humble, but ambitious. She's independent, but family-oriented. She likes pizza, beer and lots of mascara, but don't think for a moment she's not sophisticated. Jersey girls are about attitude. A Jersey girl is "crunchy on the outside, and soft in the center." A Jersey girl has the tenacity and drive of a New Yorker, but with the beauty of warmth and humility that being from Jersey is all about. Don't mistake her toughness as a lack of refinement. Don't misjudge her sometimes 'brash' manners as a lack of 'classiness.' At the center of the crunchy sweet exterior, she is tuned in and knows how and what she's workin'. She's spunky and witty, and she handles competition very well. She's got that confidence. Bottom line: she's sexy as hell and if you're lucky, she's yours."

People often ask me how I found my personal style. I’ve never really been sure, until this week. After reading that entry and listening to Bruce and the E Street Band (especially Rosalita) over and over and over again this past week. I’ve finally figured it out! It comes from a young girl driving along the Jersey Shore in Ursula Caputo’s car (yes that’s a real name!!), with Rosalita blaring from the tape deck. It comes from laying out at North End beach with Devi D’Angelo (yes another Italian). It comes from eating too many Windmill hot dogs and cheese fries (, followed by a Lighthouse Italian ice (  It comes from being a Jersey Girl!

PS. If you love Jersey, Bruce, Clarence Clemons and the E Street band as much as I do.  Checkout the post that inspired me to write this article at  Look for his post entitled “The Big Man”. (Thanks Lou for leaving that up for me!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Roughing it Chic?!

A Little Glamour
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Got 2b Fat-tastic Fresh & Full Dry Shampoo
Got 2b fat-tastic Dry Shampoo

A Good Night's Rest
Therm-a-rest pillow and mattress

Comodynes Oats Makeup Remover


Let’s start by getting one thing straight. I don’t camp. I like to be in what my loving husband refers to as the “comfort zone” at all times. This means, comfy bed, just right temperature, running water, electricity, ..etc. However, I will do just about anything for my kids. So this year when my daughter begged and pleaded to go on the camping trip planned by her Second Grade class, I had to rough it!

How to rough it and still look good and feel great!

ROSEYstyle Recommends.:

Have Sweet Dreams

Get a good night’s sleep!  To accomplish this you need a comfy bedding situation.  I like the Therm-a-Rest option’s best.  Pick up a self-inflating camp bed pad ($80+) and a compressible pillow ($20).  Also for our changeable weather in the bay area you need a toasty warm sleeping bag and long underwear.  Support a locally owned family business at, or go to one of their local stores here in San Francisco.

Freshen up!

Just because you are in the wilderness, does not mean you can forget good hygiene.  Bring along Comodynes Oats Makeup Remover Facial Cleanser Wipes  ($6) .  I got mine at Trader Joe’s!   Also handy is the Colgate Wisp Portable Mini-brush ($6.99 for four) at  It has toothpaste built in for less mess!  Lastly, to prevent greasy hair, don't forget to pack a dry shampoo.  I like got 2b fat-tastic also available at

Just Glow with it

If you are like me and above a certain age, chances are you won’t be caught dead without makeup.  This can prove tricky while camping.  Not to worry, just apply a bit of Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer ($42).  You will nourish and protect your skin (it has SPF 20) as well as smooth out your complexion and add a little glow.  Shop at

Mix and Match Style

Rouging it

click on roughing it below for style details

Packing is a snap if you stick to a mix and match color palate.  Start with denim (durable and easy to clean) boyfriend jeans or shorts, for style and comfort.  Add to that, lots of layers all in complimentary shades.  I chose shades of grey and white tank tops and tees.  Add a flowy cotton cardigan for day, it adds more style then a sweatshirt.  Throw in a fleece, warm vest and hat (maybe even add a pop of color).   The nights get cold here in Northern California!  As for shoes, I recommend cute sneaks (like Converse All Stars for Target) for hanging out (and light hikes) and warm UGGs for hanging at the camp fire.  If swimming or sunbathing will be involved, throw in a bathing suit and a swim cover up. And most importantly, don’t forget your sun hat! I love my Helen Kaminski rafia braid visor ($98) (click on below roughing it for style details)

Rouging it by roseystyle featuring elastic waist skirts

Friday, June 10, 2011

Go Nude!

Going nude has a whole new meaning this season. I am in love with this color. The fashionista’s are calling it “nude”. Really it’s beige, and it is anything but boring. Although it is often a difficult color to wear close to your face (unless you are the Duchess Kate), as a shoe or accessory, it is the perfect way to bring a bit of style to your wardrobe. You can wear it with almost anything. Pair it with brights, or as a surprise with a black dress. Go nude and you are sure to look chic and turn heads.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Seasonless Style!

Indie dress

I am so excited about this new dress I got on sale at JCREW.  I wish I had a better shot of the back because it is gorgeous.  The open work crochet goes all the way down the back!  I love the fabulous styling of this dress, and great price, but what is even better is that it is seasonless.  This dress will work winter, spring summer or fall!  I can pair it with a great pair of wedges now, and wear it through the fall with a leather jacket, tights and a great pair of boots.  I love to buy items that can be seasonless.  I do live in San Francisco after all!   It is so much fun when you can shop in your own closet and simply add a new accessory or shoe and give an item a whole new life.  So get into your closets and make something old new again.  Or scour the sale racks and find a great bargain that will last you all year long.

dress ; boots and wedges at;  leather jacket at

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer looks for under $200!!!

Although the weather is not cooperating with us here in San Francisco right now, I hope your summer plans include going somewhere where the temperature will rise well above 55 degrees!  Now is a great time to get lots of deals on summer styles at 40-50% off regular price!  Get inspired with these great summer looks for under $200.